Kappabashi Street

Sightseeing information about Kappabashi Street in Japan.


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This street located 15 minutes on foot from Kaminari-mon Gate in Asakusa is packed with all manner of kitchen gadgets both for professional and amateur chefs. The 800m-long arcade has about 170 stores that sell tableware, pots, confectionary making machines, food materials and all. You will definitely come across a favorite for your long-term use. Check out plastic food samples that look amazingly real to stimulate your appetite.

The origin of the street name goes back to an old practice that raincoats (kappa) were once hung over the bridge (bashi) to dry out. There is also a legend that a merchant had a prosperous business after catching glimpses of a legendary creature 'kappa' in the river. You will find a number of kappa statues along this street.

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5.0a week ago

Google has the wrong address. Just walk up and down the main street and you will find lots of cool shops. You can find everything from chopsticks to sushi knives. There are also a lot of tax free shops in the area if you want to take souvenirs home.

3.02 weeks ago

I recommend going if you are a cook or into kitchenware, most especially if you have something you want to find in mind. There are just about four shops that display fake foods artistry. All other shops are for actual kitchen supplies.

4.02 months ago

If you like cooking or just solely love to have a nice Kitchenware, this is the place not to miss. There are many shops that can offer you a lot of nice things in kitchen, cooking utensils, cutlery and of course world class food model/props, which is so real.
If you want to start a restaurant business I think this is a must go place. There are everything including the uniform for chef to busboys/girls.

4.02 weeks ago

Such a cool place... It's all about the art of representing menu items in resin for display in restaurants.. And the best knives for sale

4.02 months ago

A great place to wander around if you’re at all interested in cooking/tableware! There’s a nice variety of shops. (It seemed like a decent number of shops had staff that spoke a bit of English if that’s a concern for you.) The kappa imagery is fun, and there’s a great view of Skytree from the side streets.

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